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Fireworks, Concerts, Free Hoagies Part of Philly's July 4 Celebrations

The 2014 Wawa Welcome America festival is underway and includes a week full of free, family-friendly events.

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There’s plenty to celebrate in Philly through July 4. The 2014 Wawa Welcome America festival is underway and includes a week full of free, family-friendly events.

Here’s the schedule of events:

MONDAY

Philly @ the Movies presents Disney’s “Frozen”

Where: Franklin Square, 200 N. 6th Street

When: 9 p.m.

TUESDAY

Go 4th & Learn About Fitness

Where: Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse, 300 Reservoir Drive

When: 10 a.m.

What: Go 4th & Learn continues with a morning of fitness and fun. Go 4th & Learn About Fitness will take place at the Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse, a 6.5 acre playground that includes the Ann Newman Giant Wooden Slide and more than 50 unique, child-friendly and accessible pieces of play equipment. The first 200 children will receive a free book and Wawa Welcome America! gift bag.

Philadelphia Orchestra Neighborhood Concert

Where: Penn’s Landing, 301 S. Columbus Boulevard

When: 8 p.m.

What: The Philadelphia Orchestra Neighborhood Concert will feature the world-renowned Philadelphia Orchestra in a free concert on the River Stage at the Great Plaza, followed by a small land-side fireworks salute. 

Philly @ the Movies: “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”

Where: Rittenhouse Square

When: 9 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Go 4th & Learn About History

Where: National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street

When: 10 a.m.

What: Go 4th & Learn continues with a morning of special programming, live musical performances, and an exhibition on the history of the hoagie for our Go 4th & Learn About History event. Free admission to the National Constitution Center will be provided all day as part of Wawa Hoagie Day. The first 200 children will receive a free book and Wawa Welcome America! gift bag.

Wawa Hoagie Day

Where:  Independence Visitor Center Lawn, Market Street between 5th and 6th Streets

When: Noon

What: Philadelphians will once again enjoy Wawa Hoagie Day as it returns to the Independence Visitor Center’s lawn across the street from the Liberty Bell. Mayor Nutter will join Wawa associates and hoagie-lovers from across the Philadelphia region to celebrate Hoagie Day. To commemorate the day, five tons worth of hoagies will be served for free to thousands as Wawa salutes our military, fire and police at this patriotic event.

Philly @ the Movies: “Rocky”

Where: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 26th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway

When: 9 p.m.

THURSDAY

POPS! On Independence Hall

Where: Steps of Independence Hall, 6th and Chestnut Streets

When: 8:00 p.m.

What: The Philly Pops! return to celebrate America’s birthday with POPS! On Independence, a free concert at Independence Hall. Conductor Larry Blank and guest soloist Capathia Jenkins will take part in this year’s show.  Seating is first come, first served, and concert goers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy one of Philadelphia’s most popular Fourth of July traditions.

FRIDAY

Celebration of Freedom Ceremony

Where: Steps of Independence Hall, 6th and Chestnut Streets

When:: 10- 11 a.m.

What: Philadelphians can pay tribute to our nation at the Celebration of Freedom Ceremony featuring music, inspiring remarks, and a reading of excerpts from the Declaration of Independence, among other special elements. 

Philadelphia Independence Day Parade

Where: Throughout Historic Philadelphia, starting at Independence Hall

When: 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

What: More than 5,000 participants from across the nation will participate

Parade Route: The parade will step off at 5th and Chestnut Streets, then travel West on Chestnut Street to 9th Street. It will then turn right onto 9th Street, before heading down Market Street toward Front Street. The parade finishes by marching down Front Street to Chestnut Street.

Party on the Parkway

Where: Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 20th Street to Eakins Oval

When: Noon – 7 p.m.

What: The highly anticipated, day-long Party on the Parkway kicks off at Noon on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway from 21st Street, featuring blocks of activities, games, entertainment and food fit for the whole family.

Let Freedom Ring

Where: Independence Square, 5th & Market Streets

When: 1 – 2 p.m.

What: The ceremony starts on Independence Square and concludes with a symbolic tapping of the Liberty Bell.

Philly 4th of July Jam and Grand Finale Fireworks

Where: Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Benjamin Franklin Parkway and 21st St.

When: 7 – 11 p.m.

What: The largest free concert in America is back. An array of artists will perform alongside The Roots on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Performers include: Nicki Minaj, Ed Sheeran, Jennifer Hudson, Aloe Blacc, Ariana Grande, and Vicci Martinez. Fireworks will follow the performances and cap off the day. 

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